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NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention wraps up

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 10.08.00 AMOrlando—Another successful NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention took place on Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Orlando here. For the sixth consecutive year the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) brought together more than 700 distribution professionals throughout the leading floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses.

During the three days in Orlando attendees gained insights on trends in the floor covering and building products supply chain; learned tips for employee recruitment and retention; discovered how to expand their innovation and strategic thinking; reviewed global economic forecasts; shared best practices with their peers; participated in manufacturer-hosted meetings and social activities; strengthened relationships with current trading partners; and built relationships with new partners.

The 2016 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention will take place Nov. 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

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2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention reveals Diamond sponsors

Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 11.10.34 AMChicago—The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) have revealed the Diamond level sponsors of the 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, taking place Nov. 3-5 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando.

The Diamond level 2015 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention sponsors include Artistic Finishes, Chemcraft, Dancik, DMSI, Flooring Pro Fastening, Grass America, LW Mountain, M.L. Campbell, Zamma, UPG, Rev-a-Shelf and Meganite.

This annual convention brings together the top distributors, manufacturers and service providers from the floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries to network, engage, learn and grow their businesses in one place. Through the participation and contributions of the companies in the sponsorship program, NAFCD and NBMDA are able to develop and host a high-quality event where attendees can form their operating and logistics plans, develop marketing plans, discuss new products and cover the critical factors that establish and strengthen their partnerships.

Register at distributorconvention.org.

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2014 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention a resounding success

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 9.43.55 AMChicago—More than 700 distribution professionals came together from throughout the leading floor covering, specialty building material, cabinetry and woodworking industries for another successful NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, Nov. 18-20 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas.

Distributor attendees took advantage of many opportunities to build relationships and make strong business connections with hundreds of new and existing supplier partners. Attending distribution firms represented approximately 900 distribution center locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. One-on-one business meetings allowed attendees to form their operating and logistics plans, develop marketing plans, discuss current products and future offerings and cover the critical factors that establish and strengthen their partnerships.

In addition, the event’s educational sessions were highly rated and featured an impressive roster of thought leaders. Nationally recognized speakers shared their expertise on economic trends, innovative thinking, generational differences, trends in the building product supply chain and work-life balance. Attendees walked away with practical tips and best practices that they can implement to enhance their business and personal brand.

“We are very pleased with the number of industry leaders and executives who attended this year’s event and helped make it a success,” said Kevin Gammonley, executive vice president of NBMDA and NAFCD executive director. “As always, this highly anticipated event allows attendees to establish and strengthen new partnerships all in one place. We received positive feedback on the tabletop session, networking opportunities and education offerings.”

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NAFCD announces Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

image001-4Chicago—To celebrate leaders in the floor covering distribution industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

The Leadership in Action Award recognizes individuals for the positive impact and meaningful contributions that they have made to their company’s success. Aaron Hormann of Herregan Distributors, Jim Boyce of Rosel-Heck Co. and Flavia Baggio have all demonstrated leadership and contributed positively to the industry while being an innovator, motivator and a proactive contributor towards effective solutions.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering industry. Don Evans of Swift-Train, Jim Gunter of The Cronin Company, James C. Gould of The Floor Covering Institute and John Capell, Kerry Capell and Marsden Haigh, founders of CMH Space Flooring, are all recipients of the award.

All award recipients have made a tremendous impact in the floor covering distribution industry, and will be honored during the 2014 NAFCD and NBMDA Annual Convention.

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NAFCD and NBMDA announce convention location, partnership extension

Chicago – More than five hundred distributors and manufacturers will join together at the 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention to enhance their business strategies and meet with key decision makers in the flooring, woodworking and building materials industries. This year’s event will take place Nov. 12 to 14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago.

The 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is not a traditional tradeshow. This event is recognized as a highlight every year by distributors and manufactures who are able to connect face to face and conduct meaningful business planning. Instead of full displays of products, distribution professionals come together to develop business plans and set sales strategies. A semi-private, tabletop booth offers a comfortable setting in which senior executives interact and discuss distribution plans and strategies for the future while also reviewing past performance. Meetings are coordinated by appointment to ensure a highly focused and productive environment. Continue reading NAFCD and NBMDA announce convention location, partnership extension

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NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—By all accounts, the experiment was a success. Billed as “One Event, Two Groups, Three Days,” the combined annual conventions of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) yielded benefits that neither group would have achieved on its own. Continue reading NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups